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5 Healthy Living Strategies for a Better Business/Career

As an entrepreneur, I fully understand the challenge of balancing a busy working life with looking after yourself. As passionate, hands-on people, entrepreneurs and career-focused folk are keen to get the job done…many times to the detriment of their health and wellbeing.

It is so easy to forget that WE are the greatest asset our business or career has. So, as a reminder, here are my top five tried and tested tips for busy entrepreneurs and career-focused people.

Change is Not Your Enemy

Are you afraid of change? I came across this and thought to share:

Change isn’t your enemy, it is just evidence of growth. What worked yesterday can be tomorrow’s recipe for failure. You can’t become who you are destined to be, if you insist on staying as you are. ‘Only fools and dead men don’t change…Fools won’t, and dead men can’t.’

What do you think? Is it time for YOU to make change happen in your life?

Give Yourself a Sticker

gold_star_stickerMy 7-year old asked me this morning if she could have a sticker. “What for?” I asked. (It was first thing in the morning and stickers tend to be requested in recognition of an achievement of some sort). I found her answer so simple yet so profound. “For being me”, she replied.

As I reflect on our conversation, I wonder whether as adults we award ourselves stickers for no other reason than simply being ourselves. Not for our possessions,

Don’t Give Up on Hope

When life deals you a hand you never expected, what do you do with what’s left? By virtue of what I do, I have had the rather humbling privilege of walking alongside many when this happens – an unhappy marriage, financial troubles, suicidal tendencies, a miscarriage, unrequited love, unfulfilled dreams and aspirations.

Not always the easiest aspect of what I do but absolutely rewarding when beauty and purpose arise from the ashes of what was or seemingly has been lost. I have seen people blossom

Men’s Health On My Mind

Ever since I was asked for my thoughts on a number of ingredients used by the food industry for a men’s health magazine, I’ve had men’s health on my mind! I didn’t blog about men’s health during National Men’s Health Week (13th to 19th of June) so it seems appropriate to share my thoughts (two really) now while they are fresh.

Fact #1: Men generally tend to have poorer health than women

This may surprise you but even more surprisingly, it’s not because of an increased risk of specific diseases but simply because men are less likely to monitor their health compared to women. Women usually make more visits to doctors over their lifetime, (probably due to pregnancies and other female-specific issues that require medical attention). There is evidence that these visits keep women in touch with health services, improving their general health outcomes.